Don’t get me wrong. Crawling up rocky passes and slinging up mud in a Ford pickup is a lot of fun, but hitting a trail on something smaller, lighter, and more maneuverable, such as a mountain bike, can be a great way to experience nature and spend time with friends. For those that do more […]
Bobby Bernstein for HiConsumption
There are quite a few reasons to love your truck: it’s a workhorse, it’s safe, and increased visibility on the road. But a truck wouldn’t be anything special without a tailgate, and if you’re into cycling, there’s a specifically tailored gate, called the GearGate, that’s tailored to your needs.
Hoodworks’ first in a series of replacement truck tailgates. The GearGate Cycling Comp has universal bike mounts, heavy duty lock chains, a Nanuk toolbox, a Cannon Safe combo safe, external and internal waterproof LEDs and more.
The GearGate Cycling Comp One (GGS-CC1) is customized for cyclists and includes innovative storage and locking solutions for any ride, securing three bikes and the rest of your gear. Remarkable innovation, aggressive styling, and deeply considered design and craftsmanship from Portland, Oregon. Features Include: Universal Bike (UB) Shaft for Open Dropout and Thru-Axle Bikes. Custom […]
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Hoodworks is a new Oregon-based company that is trying to make the much-celebrated truck tailgate a little better. GearGate is like the end result if Victorinox or Leatherman built tailgates, it is aimed at active truck owners, a functionally and visually distinctive system that makes life easier for outdoor enthusiasts. The replacement tailgate for pickup […]
Sean McCoy for GearJunkie
If you own a truck, you know, and very likely love, the tailgate. A new company is trying to make this much-celebrated truck part a little better. The Gear Gate is a replacement tailgate for pickup trucks that can pack a bunch of functions into a space that has seen relatively few changes in more […]
Seth Parks for Automoblog
When the GearGate concept was presented to me a year ago by its founder, Matthew Bader, I was blown away. Tailgates are nearly untouched by the aftermarket and have only recently received OEM attention. Almost 2.5 million full-size trucks will be sold in the United States this year and the average American will spend $2,000 […]
Beautifully designed replacement tailgate system that will revolutionize how we think about tailgates. If innovation refers to the improvement of a product, what do we call an innovation so radical that it requires the complete reimagining of a product such that it no longer resembles the item it replaced? At Hoodworks we call it GearGate™. […]
Like most manufacturers, Hoodworks is building a series of developmental products to test and evaluate design concepts, functionality integration, and vehicle fitment, as well as to conduct quality assurance and manufacturing validation. The GearGate we are sharing first is an alpha series test unit we developed specifically to demonstrate and evaluate the functionality of our […]
Ford’s marketing people have ensured that everybody knows the F-Series is the best selling truck in America. It has been king since the Carter administration. Since 2002 Ford has sold 11 million F-Series trucks in the U.S. and Canada. If you circumnavigated the United States, starting southbound out of Seattle on I-5, took a left […]
More than two million Americans will buy a full-size truck this year. The average full-size truck owner will spend $2,000 on aftermarket products for their trucks and almost 20 percent will spend up to $4,800. Not only do these consumers personalize their trucks, but they are spending more each year. SEMA reports that the aftermarket […]
It’s a great time to be in the light truck performance aftermarket, but disastrous if not done right. Not since 2006 have sales been so robust. If you made it through 2008-2011, you are probably in a great position to take advantage of broad long-term growth, but you better have an online presence with a […]